Checklist for Enabling Baseline Security

Within Windows 2000, you can create domain security policies and distribute these to other servers within the domain using the Security Configuration Tool Set. Within Windows NT4, you can use the Security Configuration Manager (SCM) utility to consolidate all security-related settings into a single inf file. You can use this file to distribute a security configuration to any number of servers.

The following is a checklist of steps to follow in creating a baseline level of security with a Windows NT 4 Server and Windows 2000–based server running either on its own or as part of a domain:

  • Verify that all disk partitions are formatted with the NT File System (NTFS). By using NTFS, you benefit from security ...

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